Today’s Audiobook Week topic was unveiled this morning on Devourer of Books. It was fun to have something unprepared for this morning. Here is what I came up with:
Current/most recent audiobook:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton
I finally started listening to this because all the internet was talking about it on Monday for Audiobook Week. I’ve only listened to the first 25 minutes, but the basic storyline is interesting and I’m loving the 80s references. This is my first Wil Wheaton listen. He tone of voice is a lot like Bob Mould’s and I like it.
Current/most recent favorite audiobook:
A Land More Kind Than Home, which I reviewed yesterday, is one of my current favorites. Any audiobook that makes you clap in the middle is a good listen. Bring Up the Bodies, which I’ll be reviewing tomorrow, is another recent favorite. Henry VIII + Simon Vance = pure bliss in my book.
Favorite narrator you’ve discovered recently:
Can I just use Devourer of Books’ complete answer? No? That’s plagiarism? Well crap! I’ll write this for myself then.
Dan Stevens knocked my socks of in Stef Penney’s The Invisible Ones. I listened to that audiobook before I watched Downton Abbey. I love Downton Abbey and Stevens’ character Matthew Crawley, but I think Dan Stevens is even better as an audiobook narrator.
One title from your TBL (to be listened) stack, or your audio wishlist:
AudioGo gave away these awesome audiobook cards at the BEA Bloggers Conference. One of them was for Karin Slaughter’s Criminal. I’m looking forward to getting my pants scared off while listening to this audiobook narrated by Kathleen Early.
Your audio dream team (what book or author would you LOVE to see paired with a certain narrator, can already exist or not):
This is the hardest question. I’ve got the narrators who’d make up the dream team, but I’m having a hard time thinking of the perfect book for the pairing. I’m going to go with something that, to my knowledge, does not yet exist. I would love for Sarah Waters to write a tragically gothic novel about lovers told from each person’s point of view. The narrators would be Simon Vance and Juliet Stevenson. It would be amazing. Internet, make it happen.
While I’m waiting on that, I have to say that the D. H. Lawrence mashup poem that Xe Sands and Robin Sachs narrated together and published on Monday was outstanding (be sure to have something to fan yourself with)! More of that, please!!!